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Don Pinnock

Don Pinnock

Don Pinnock is a freelance writer and photographer. He is the former editor of Getaway magazine.
Cape Town’s bloody gang violence is inextricably bound up in its history
Cape Town’s bloody gang violence is inextricably bound up in its history
When the apartheid government decided to evict people it...
Reserves say it's fair game to cover costs
Reserves say it's fair game to cover costs
Who owns South Africa’s wild animals? It’s a question of life and death for many creatures that wander out of the Kruger National Park across...
There are solutions to the Cape gang problem
There are solutions to the Cape gang problem
Sometimes, as a journalist, the sadness that follows the information you seek is almost unbearable. The story in question was to get to the root of...
US to destroy its ivory stockpile
US to destroy its ivory stockpile
Behind the worldwide outcry about rhino poaching is another – and in many ways far more shocking – statistic. Every day, on average,...
Child Justice Act undercut from within
Child Justice Act undercut from within
Even before it began the rocky climb through the parliamentary process, the Child Justice Bill was considered to be internationally path-breaking...
Shooting crime: Cape Town's other side
Shooting crime: Cape Town's other side
There was something incongruous about the clean washing strung above grimy concrete slabs that connected a dilapidated block of flats. Most of it...
Okavango wildlife threatened
Okavango wildlife threatened
The Okavango Delta is a beguiling place. In summer, tropical storms rumble and flash across the high Benguela Plateau in central Angola. Water...
Defender of the sacred sites
Defender of the sacred sites
To some Mphatheleni Makaulule is a demon's daughter, destined to burn in the fires of a Christian hell. To others she's an emissary from the...
Gabon tourist operation forced to close
Gabon tourist operation forced to close
A lodge airline has been grounded by the new government's aviation authority bungling
An Act of compassion
An Act of compassion
It was conceived in passion, praised as being ahead of its time, grown with wisdom, damaged, lost, found, rebuilt and finally signed into law.
Child justice delayed is child justice denied
Child justice delayed is child justice denied
Since being introduced to Parliament in 2002, the Child Justice Bill has had a rough passage. It's been an on-off thing for years, passed to and...
Child justice delayed is child justice denied
Child justice delayed is child justice denied
Since being introduced to Parliament in 2002, the Child Justice Bill has had a rough passage. It's been an on-off thing for years, passed to and...